Posted 2 days ago

Investigations in Video

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks doing intense research and sourcing materials, output formats and software for the studio work. I’ve also done a lot of screen captures and video clipping, prepping a new arsenal of raw material for the semester.

Some of what I’ve been working with are moving edits and clips, recontextualized via splicing, editing, formatting and blending. This is a…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Residency Summary, June 2014

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Ren Adams
Group 3 – Fall, 2014
Peter Rostovsky – Adviser

Residency Summary

My digital hybrid investigation, The Cascade, marked an important pivot point in my work. It grew from a sideline experiment into my core thesis, which examines the transient nature of virtual, social geography and the time-stripped environment of digital elastic-space. The work I brought to the June residency was…

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Posted 1 month ago

Infinite

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Here are some examples of the way the video projections are designed to seamlessly loop in an installation. Though I would not use the Infinite Looper YouTube mod for the actual project, it gives you a nifty, low impact way of visualizing the seamless design:

How Johnny Discovered the Secret Air Base: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=ci9rM3Uqox0&p=n

Murdock – Soledad Canyon: http://www.infinitel…

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Posted 1 month ago

Projections

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The past few days I’ve been testing projections in my studio, using my trusty new Pico pocket projector. These video manipulations constantly shift, sometimes subtly, transforming the physical environment with a rhythmic, circular sense of geography and altered space.

The on-board video processor does not allow the videos to loop seamlessly, as they were built (and intended), so I’m in the…

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Posted 1 month ago

June Horizons

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Earlier in the semester I wanted to output some of the Horizons at about 100″ in length–but I’ve since reconsidered this for the upcoming residency. Instead, I’m outputting them at about 30″ in length, to gauge response (and conceptual delivery).

Seeing several versions of the Horizons set cast as video projection (over 100″) was actually more intriguing than the static versions on paper. I hope…

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Posted 1 month ago

Resolved - Digital Desert Painting

Resolved – Digital Desert Painting

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It’s finished! The photo above leaves something to be desired, so I’ll shoot some better versions when I’m able. It’s already packed and ready to head to Boston.

A few detail shots:

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I’ll gauge whether or not additional pieces should be developed after critiques at the June residency–but this investigatory painting seems to have broken new ground that I am dying to excavate in tandem with the…

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Posted 1 month ago

Digital Desert – Mojave Loop

Here’s one of the new projections / digital animations, designed to endlessly loop at about 100” on a wall.

Posted 1 month ago

Semester Summary - Spring, 2014

Semester Summary – Spring, 2014

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Ren Adams
Lynne Cooke – Advisor
Semester 2 Summary – Spring, 2014

My digital hybrid investigation, The Cascade, marked an important pivot point in my work—significantly changing my method and methodology. It grew from a sideline experiment into my core thesis, which examines the transient nature of virtual, social geography and the time-stripped environment of digital elastic-space. My work…

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Posted 1 month ago

Final Mentor Meeting

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Leslie and I had our final in-person mentor meeting on Friday, May 23–and we really wrapped up a productive semester. Leslie’s help was pivotal. She asked incredibly important, relevant, often philosophical questions, allowing me to arrive naturally at fruitful answers, without ever feeling disarmed or pressured.  I was able to be myself, with expert guidance, and I’m hugely appreciative of her…

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Posted 1 month ago

Collaborative Project, Part II

You may remember my cohort’s collaborative group project from one of my previous posts. We were divided into pairs, with each pair responding to a quote and developing an original work on a 9″ x 6″ card. We mail our finished interpretation to our partner, who responds to it by working back into the surface.

I received my partner, Nancy Meyer’s, card last week and I percolated for a few days:

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I…

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